Period
to 20 April 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 18,642 17,071 19,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.11% 19.88% 20.29%
As % of the General category 53.09% 52.14% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,952 11,857 14,054
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £284
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 178 276
England median hourly rate £22.25 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.83% +33.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.48 £13.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £54.50 £54.13 £57.02
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +22.45% +36.11%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 35,117 32,741 37,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.89% 38.12% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,128 21,649 24,819
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 795 820 922
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.86% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.90 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.96% -7.27% +22.22%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 11,443 £525 +5.00% 2,443
South East 0 2,570 £450 +5.88% 757
North of England -1 1,818 £411 -1.32% 892
Midlands 0 1,103 £400 -4.76% 490
South West +1 970 £405 +1.25% 391
North West 0 877 £425 +6.25% 466
Yorkshire -1 805 £400 -5.88% 333
East of England +1 682 £475 +15.15% 412
West Midlands 0 589 £425 +6.25% 280
East Midlands -1 470 £375 -11.76% 210
North East +14 149 £450 -5.26% 93
South Coast - 4 £575 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 5,114 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3,968 (21.29%) Banking
3 2,915 (15.64%) SQL
4 2,566 (13.76%) Java
5 2,257 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2,190 (11.75%) Project Management
7 2,099 (11.26%) Microsoft
8 1,689 (9.06%) Oracle
9 1,652 (8.86%) C#
10 1,623 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
11 1,534 (8.23%) JavaScript
12 1,487 (7.98%) .NET
13 1,468 (7.87%) SQL Server
14 1,448 (7.77%) Windows
15 1,359 (7.29%) Linux
16 1,351 (7.25%) Scrum
17 1,347 (7.23%) SAP
18 1,321 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
19 1,294 (6.94%) Migration
20 1,262 (6.77%) DevOps
21 1,257 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
22 1,225 (6.57%) TDD
23 1,197 (6.42%) Degree
24 1,167 (6.26%) Python
25 1,153 (6.18%) Microsoft Excel
26 1,111 (5.96%) Change Management
27 1,086 (5.83%) HTML
28 1,073 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
29 986 (5.29%) PRINCE2
30 983 (5.27%) Analytics

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 372 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 338 (1.81%) Apache Spark
3 337 (1.81%) Confluence
4 237 (1.27%) SAS
5 226 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 205 (1.10%) Apache
7 187 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 181 (0.97%) CMS
9 135 (0.72%) JBoss
10 127 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 125 (0.67%) IIS
12 124 (0.67%) MS Exchange
13 110 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 103 (0.55%) OpenStack
15 94 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 79 (0.42%) Mule
16 79 (0.42%) Skype for Business
17 78 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
18 60 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
19 49 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1,153 (6.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 737 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 489 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 402 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
5 323 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 115 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 100 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 98 (0.53%) InVision
9 90 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 63 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
11 23 (0.12%) InDesign
12 19 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
13 11 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
13 11 (0.059%) SPSS
14 10 (0.054%) Adobe After Effects
14 10 (0.054%) Chatbot
14 10 (0.054%) UserZoom
15 8 (0.043%) Open Workbench
16 7 (0.038%) UXPin
17 6 (0.032%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 200 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
2 189 (1.01%) SAP FI
3 187 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
4 160 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 157 (0.84%) SAP CO
6 155 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
7 144 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
8 115 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
9 106 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
10 104 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
11 96 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
12 90 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
13 79 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
14 76 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
15 74 (0.40%) NetSuite
16 66 (0.35%) SAP ERP
17 54 (0.29%) ION MarketView
17 54 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 51 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
19 48 (0.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1,073 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 915 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 371 (1.99%) Office 365
4 230 (1.23%) PaaS
5 209 (1.12%) SaaS
6 187 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
7 168 (0.90%) GitHub
8 163 (0.87%) IaaS
9 133 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 114 (0.61%) OpenShift
11 109 (0.58%) Serverless
12 93 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 93 (0.50%) npm
13 87 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
14 85 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
15 64 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 60 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
17 45 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
18 41 (0.22%) Route 53
19 36 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 393 (2.11%) Firewall
2 256 (1.37%) Internet
3 197 (1.06%) WAN
4 187 (1.00%) DNS
5 184 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 183 (0.98%) SMS
7 163 (0.87%) LAN
8 141 (0.76%) SAN
9 136 (0.73%) Network Security
10 132 (0.71%) VPN
11 115 (0.62%) Skype
12 85 (0.46%) Intranet
13 82 (0.44%) Wireless
14 79 (0.42%) HTTP
15 78 (0.42%) SSL
16 74 (0.40%) DHCP
17 60 (0.32%) FTP
18 59 (0.32%) MPLS
19 58 (0.31%) Unified Communications
20 57 (0.31%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,468 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 624 (3.35%) Big Data
3 589 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 463 (2.48%) Hadoop
4 463 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 389 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 350 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 335 (1.80%) Blockchain
8 328 (1.76%) NoSQL
9 312 (1.67%) MySQL
10 311 (1.67%) MongoDB
11 291 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
12 267 (1.43%) Oracle Database
13 222 (1.19%) Power BI
14 196 (1.05%) Apache Hive
15 180 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
16 165 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 164 (0.88%) RDBMS
18 160 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 140 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 869 (4.66%) Git (software)
2 824 (4.42%) JIRA
3 808 (4.33%) Jenkins
4 416 (2.23%) Maven
5 386 (2.07%) Selenium
6 311 (1.67%) TeamCity
7 241 (1.29%) Subversion
8 233 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 230 (1.23%) Visual Studio
10 224 (1.20%) Cucumber
11 175 (0.94%) JUnit
12 145 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
13 141 (0.76%) NUnit
14 116 (0.62%) SpecFlow
15 113 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
16 107 (0.57%) WebDriver
17 99 (0.53%) MSTest
18 97 (0.52%) Eclipse
19 96 (0.51%) Gradle
19 96 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3,968 (21.29%) Banking
2 897 (4.81%) Marketing
3 874 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 857 (4.60%) Investment Banking
5 853 (4.58%) Retail
6 828 (4.44%) Front Office
7 663 (3.56%) Financial Institution
8 638 (3.42%) Manufacturing
9 630 (3.38%) Legal
10 419 (2.25%) Electronics
11 371 (1.99%) Retail Banking
12 266 (1.43%) Back Office
13 220 (1.18%) Advertising
14 192 (1.03%) Law
15 167 (0.90%) Billing
16 142 (0.76%) General Ledger
17 98 (0.53%) Games
18 82 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
19 79 (0.42%) Publishing
20 55 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,422 (23.72%) Developer
2 3,533 (18.95%) Analyst
3 1,948 (10.45%) Project Manager
4 1,615 (8.66%) Business Analyst
5 1,192 (6.39%) Architect
6 1,072 (5.75%) Java Developer
7 1,069 (5.73%) Consultant
8 790 (4.24%) C# Developer
9 749 (4.02%) Senior Developer
10 557 (2.99%) .NET Developer
11 508 (2.73%) Financial Analyst
12 494 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
13 458 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
14 348 (1.87%) IT Manager
15 346 (1.86%) Data Analyst
16 342 (1.83%) SQL Developer
17 338 (1.81%) Senior Manager
18 331 (1.78%) Designer
19 317 (1.70%) Programme Manager
20 307 (1.65%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,487 (7.98%) .NET
2 1,086 (5.83%) HTML
3 893 (4.79%) AngularJS
4 886 (4.75%) CSS
5 855 (4.59%) Web Services
6 604 (3.24%) Spring
7 597 (3.20%) REST
8 550 (2.95%) XML
9 526 (2.82%) RESTful
10 511 (2.74%) React
11 498 (2.67%) HTML5
12 469 (2.52%) ASP.NET
13 432 (2.32%) Node.js
14 427 (2.29%) JSON
15 383 (2.05%) SOAP
16 320 (1.72%) jQuery
17 300 (1.61%) .NET Framework
18 286 (1.53%) Kafka
18 286 (1.53%) Middleware
19 262 (1.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,623 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 730 (3.92%) User Experience
3 674 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
4 566 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 532 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 444 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 426 (2.29%) Data Centre
8 419 (2.25%) Fintech
9 366 (1.96%) Fixed Income
10 298 (1.60%) Derivative
10 298 (1.60%) Mobile App
11 284 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
12 249 (1.34%) Equities
13 191 (1.02%) Hedge funds
14 190 (1.02%) Data Structures
15 189 (1.01%) Algorithms
16 188 (1.01%) Virtual Team
17 178 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
18 167 (0.90%) Credit Risk
19 113 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,448 (7.77%) Windows
2 1,359 (7.29%) Linux
3 934 (5.01%) Unix
4 365 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 245 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 243 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 236 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 219 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 218 (1.17%) Android
10 163 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 145 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 122 (0.65%) Solaris
13 104 (0.56%) AIX
14 64 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 49 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 38 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 21 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.11%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.091%) SUSE
18 17 (0.091%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,114 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2,257 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,190 (11.75%) Project Management
4 1,351 (7.25%) Scrum
5 1,321 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
6 1,294 (6.94%) Migration
7 1,262 (6.77%) DevOps
8 1,257 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
9 1,225 (6.57%) TDD
10 1,111 (5.96%) Change Management
11 986 (5.29%) PRINCE2
12 983 (5.27%) Analytics
13 969 (5.20%) Business Analysis
14 912 (4.89%) ITIL
15 895 (4.80%) Programme Management
16 888 (4.76%) Test Automation
17 846 (4.54%) SDLC
18 824 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
19 747 (4.01%) Risk Management
20 727 (3.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2,915 (15.64%) SQL
2 2,566 (13.76%) Java
3 1,652 (8.86%) C#
4 1,534 (8.23%) JavaScript
5 1,167 (6.26%) Python
6 396 (2.12%) C++
7 389 (2.09%) Java 8
8 369 (1.98%) PowerShell
9 313 (1.68%) T-SQL
10 309 (1.66%) VBA
11 297 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 282 (1.51%) Ruby
13 276 (1.48%) Perl
14 264 (1.42%) PL/SQL
15 255 (1.37%) C
16 244 (1.31%) Scala
17 215 (1.15%) Shell Script
18 197 (1.06%) TypeScript
19 177 (0.95%) R
20 149 (0.80%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,197 (6.42%) Degree
2 646 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 443 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 276 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 259 (1.39%) PMP
6 230 (1.23%) CISSP
7 181 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 170 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 158 (0.85%) ISEB
10 157 (0.84%) CISM
11 149 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
12 126 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 124 (0.67%) ISTQB
14 108 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 106 (0.57%) CCNP
16 102 (0.55%) Master's Degree
17 98 (0.53%) DV Cleared
18 89 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
19 85 (0.46%) CISA
20 74 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 759 (4.07%) PMO
2 706 (3.79%) QA
3 504 (2.70%) GDPR
4 287 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 203 (1.09%) SLA
6 159 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 143 (0.77%) MiFID
8 138 (0.74%) PCI DSS
9 89 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 81 (0.43%) IFRS
11 69 (0.37%) COBIT
12 62 (0.33%) EMIR
13 60 (0.32%) PSD2
14 38 (0.20%) GCP
15 35 (0.19%) Solvency II
16 34 (0.18%) SEPA
17 33 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
18 27 (0.14%) IFRS 9
19 21 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
20 20 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 577 (3.10%) Docker
2 566 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 241 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 86 (0.46%) XenApp
6 81 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 77 (0.41%) HDFS
8 74 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 66 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 66 (0.35%) Hyper-V
10 61 (0.33%) vSphere
11 52 (0.28%) Apache Flume
12 41 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
13 32 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 31 (0.17%) Firmware
15 28 (0.15%) NFS
16 21 (0.11%) ProxySG
17 20 (0.11%) XenServer
18 19 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
19 14 (0.075%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 509 (2.73%) Ansible
2 405 (2.17%) Puppet
3 373 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 254 (1.36%) Kubernetes
5 213 (1.14%) SCCM
6 192 (1.03%) Terraform
7 79 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
8 76 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
9 75 (0.40%) Oozie
10 65 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
11 47 (0.25%) Packer
12 39 (0.21%) Mesos
13 37 (0.20%) HP ALM
14 36 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
14 36 (0.19%) Nagios
15 33 (0.18%) Control-M
16 32 (0.17%) Salt
17 28 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
18 27 (0.14%) NetBackup
18 27 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2,099 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 1,689 (9.06%) Oracle
3 1,347 (7.23%) SAP
4 439 (2.35%) VMware
5 385 (2.07%) Cisco
6 307 (1.65%) IBM
7 295 (1.58%) Citrix
8 271 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 264 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 251 (1.35%) Adobe
11 246 (1.32%) Tableau
12 198 (1.06%) HP
13 183 (0.98%) Google
14 169 (0.91%) Sybase
15 161 (0.86%) Splunk
16 155 (0.83%) Bloomberg
17 141 (0.76%) ServiceNow
18 122 (0.65%) Cognos
19 120 (0.64%) Atlassian
19 120 (0.64%) Hyperion